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Can eating a healthy diet help fight obesity?

Weight Management By Pratima Sharma , Expert Content / Sep 08, 2017
Can eating a healthy diet help fight obesity?

Weight Gain-Obesity is a hazardous health condition as it may lead to life-threatening diseases including heart problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer etc.

Obesity is a hazardous health condition as it may lead to life-threatening diseases including heart problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer etc. A well balanced diet accompanied with rigorous exercise can definitely help fight obesity. Shaving excess caloric intake while incorporating nutritious food items should be an essential part of obesity diet plan.

Diet to prevent obesity

A diet rich in whole grains, lean meats, low-fat dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds can contribute remarkably in lowering obesity. Besides, a hike in water intake will help in maintaining a robust muscle tone and keeping the body fluids in balance. In addition, inclusion of certain naturally occurring herbs like bitter orange, green tea leaves, vanilla, caigua, guarana and the african hoodia are also known to suppress appetite or remove the calories from food.

However, before consumption of any weight-loss supplements, it is highly recommended that you to consult a health care provider.

Food to avoid if you want to prevent obesity.

Watermelon

Although watermelon is the lowest calorie fruit, its regular consumption can cause obesity. It is because watermelon releases insulin, which stores fat in the adipose tissue. Besides, after eating watermelon, a person is compelled to have hunger pangs.

Artificial sweetener

Artificial sweeteners may carry zero calories, but once they are consumed they release insulin the body, causing rapid rise in glucose level and weight gain. Besides, these sweeteners trigger hunger pangs.

Green tea

Green tea contains a chemical called Epigallocatechin tri-gallate, which increases metabolism by 21 calories. However, it is this chemical which also causes hunger pangs after 8 hours of its consumption.

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